Office of Accessibility
The Office of Accessibility assists qualified students with academic and housing accommodations, as well as requests for assistance animals. Accommodations are available to all currently enrolled students who have a documented disability that substantially limits them in one or more of life's major activities.
The Office of Accessibility strives to provide successful access and services to qualified students with disabilities. We take pride in also providing technical assistance, consultation, and resources to students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, and for departments looking to provide improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
The Office of Accessibility recognizes disability as a valued aspect of diversity that is integral to the campus community and society, and is committed to embracing access as a matter of social justice. The Office of Accessibility aims to design and support welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environments.
We believe that creating and maintaining usable, equitable, and inclusive learning environments is a shared responsibility of the campus community. We work with professors to design learning environments with usability in mind which benefits all students and increases access for all. Our goal is to allow students with disabilities to access their environments as seamlessly as non-disabled students. The Office of Accessibility works to help Champlain College design barrier-free environments to the greatest extent possible. If some barriers to access cannot be removed in a timely manner, the Office of Accessibility will work one-on-one with students to determine reasonable accommodations. This requires the student to actively engage in the interactive process with the Office of Accessibility and, when needed, with faculty.
The Office of Accessibility will assist Champlain College to make reasonable accommodations for an otherwise qualified student or applicant for admission. The accommodations that students use are put in place to ensure equal access, not success. Students with disabilities are held to the same standard of academic achievement as all other students.
Physical Address: Skiff Hall, 163 South Willard Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 670, Burlington, VT 05402
Fax: (802) 419-5025
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